History UncannyValley / Literature

2nd Jun '16 2:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* HPLovecraft frequently describes degenerate humans and not-really-humans as looking distinctly off and inherently disturbing, such as the people of Innsmouth, who [[spoiler: have fish-person blood]]. It can be seen as applying this trope, although at least [[HumanoidAbomination in the more extreme cases]] his main idea may be not almost-humanness so much as the inherently disturbing eldritch shining through; if there was more of it, it would just be even more disturbing. On the other hand, Lovecraft had fears of degeneration, of the human being too close to the not-human (in "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family", this is played as the ultimate horror), which naturally implies a form of this trope.

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* HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft frequently describes degenerate humans and not-really-humans as looking distinctly off and inherently disturbing, such as the people of Innsmouth, who [[spoiler: have fish-person blood]]. It can be seen as applying this trope, although at least [[HumanoidAbomination in the more extreme cases]] his main idea may be not almost-humanness so much as the inherently disturbing eldritch shining through; if there was more of it, it would just be even more disturbing. On the other hand, Lovecraft had fears of degeneration, of the human being too close to the not-human (in "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family", this is played as the ultimate horror), which naturally implies a form of this trope.
30th May '16 12:51:28 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** [[TechnicallyLivingZombie Beings]] [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Taken]] by the Vord look like this to other members of their species. Humans see something wrong with Taken humans' eyes, and Varg comments that Taken Canim's ears don't look right.
15th May '16 9:36:29 AM FekketCantenel
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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men, and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.

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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men, and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.girls.
* The symbiote-infected humans in ''Literature/EdenGreen'' can [[HealingFactor heal from any wound]]; during the initial stages of healing, the area appears mottled and patchy, like pine needles. This is especially off-putting when the part being healed is the head or face.
9th May '16 8:22:57 PM Kid
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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men; and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.

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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men; men, and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.
9th May '16 8:20:33 PM Kid
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* ''Main/Faust'': This illustration of [[https://www.google.gr/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiV3KrU8-_KAhVEVxoKHQi7CYsQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFaust&bvm=bv.113943164,d.bGg&psig=AFQjCNE_-ujKAj2DZj3GbeQu4c0U0-02kg&ust=1455286720592928 Mephisto ]] by Harry Clarke.

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* ''Main/Faust'': ''Main/{{Faust}}'': This illustration of [[https://www.google.gr/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiV3KrU8-_KAhVEVxoKHQi7CYsQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFaust&bvm=bv.113943164,d.bGg&psig=AFQjCNE_-ujKAj2DZj3GbeQu4c0U0-02kg&ust=1455286720592928 Mephisto ]] by Harry Clarke.
9th May '16 8:14:46 PM Kid
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* The GMO's and their offspring exhibit a subtle version of this in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/SantaOlivia'' and its sequel. For the most part they look normal but its frequently mentioned that when making physical contact for most people there is something subtly wrong and unnerving about them. Their inability to feel fear also means that in some situations their behaviour is off in ways that others find unnerving.

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* The GMO's and their offspring exhibit a subtle version of this in Jacqueline Carey's ''Literature/SantaOlivia'' and its sequel. For the most part they look normal but its it's frequently mentioned that when making physical contact for most people there is something subtly wrong and unnerving about them. Their inability to feel fear also means that in some situations their behaviour is off in ways that others find unnerving.
17th Apr '16 2:11:51 PM talltalltree
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* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'' by Louise O'Neill, women can no longer be born naturally. They are bred in laboratories as future wives and prostitutes to serve men; and are engineered to be as physically perfect as possible. When protagonist freida and her classmates first meet the Inheritants (the group of boys they were designed for), freida notes the sharp contrast between the naturally born and physically diverse boys, vs the manufactured and artificial appearance of the girls.
11th Feb '16 6:23:50 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Main/Faust'': This illustration of [[https://www.google.gr/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiV3KrU8-_KAhVEVxoKHQi7CYsQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFaust&bvm=bv.113943164,d.bGg&psig=AFQjCNE_-ujKAj2DZj3GbeQu4c0U0-02kg&ust=1455286720592928 Mephisto ]] by Harry Clarke.
25th Jan '16 2:18:12 PM Doug86
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* In ''Literature/Frankenstein'', this is what triggers Victor's near-immediate rejection of his creation. Victor had selected all of the Creature's body parts to make him as physically imposing and attractive as possible. What he ended up with was a sallow-skinned, sunken-eyed, varicose-veined hulk of a man with serious anger management issues. True to form, the trope kicked in as soon as it started moving.

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* In ''Literature/Frankenstein'', ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', this is what triggers Victor's near-immediate rejection of his creation. Victor had selected all of the Creature's body parts to make him as physically imposing and attractive as possible. What he ended up with was a sallow-skinned, sunken-eyed, varicose-veined hulk of a man with serious anger management issues. True to form, the trope kicked in as soon as it started moving.
17th Jan '16 2:59:47 PM CnHGirl
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* In ''Literature/Frankenstein'', this is what triggers Victor's near-immediate rejection of his creation. Victor had selected all of the Creature's body parts to make him as physically imposing and attractive as possible. What he ended up with was a sallow-skinned, sunken-eyed, varicose-veined hulk of a man with serious anger management issues. True to form, the trope kicked in as soon as it started moving.
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